Sharing hope, joy and gifts

The best part of winter is beginning- longer days and clearer skies. Our best wishes for a beautiful holiday season with your family and friends and sunny days ahead in 2020. As we reflect on the year that is coming to a close, and plan for what looks to be an exciting 2020, our thoughts have been turning to signs of hope, celebrations of the gifts we share and the joy that comes from making a difference in our communities.   Hope We're excited about new innovations in social finance and ideas for new financial intermediaries to leverage investors interests in social [...]

By |December 22nd, 2019|Categories: Leadership, Social Finance, Social Innovation, Youth|

Strategy for Impact at Green Economy Canada with Priyanka Lloyd

In this episode Lynn is joined by Priyanka Lloyd, Executive Director of Green Economy Canada. Green Economy Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating Canada's transition to a low carbon economy. As is the case for many environmentally focused agencies, Green Economy Canada was challenged to create a way of focusing their strategy and establishing what they can hold themselves accountable for achieving. In this episode, Priyanka and Lynn talk about how they achieved that and how their strategic clarity is helping to recruit business, engage communities and build the movement.   Resources: Green Economy [...]

By |November 29th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

500 in Five, a new strategic plan for Youth Without Shelter

In this episode Lynn is joined by Steve Doherty, Executive Director, and Mike Burnett, Community Engagement and Education Specialist, from Youth Without Shelter in Etobicoke, ON. Steve and Mike detail the "500 in Five" Strategic Plan and all that went into its development. This includes the inclusion of lived voices from youth at the shelter, obtaining buy-in from top to bottom and across stakeholder groups, and the importance of pressure testing their Theory of Change. They also discuss the importance of data to evaluate the success of their programs. Resources: Youth Without Shelter: 500 in Five [...]

By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Evaluation, Impact Clarity, Measurement, Podcast, Strategy, Youth|

Exploring The Mount Community Centre

In this episode we explore the origins of the success story that is The Mount Community Centre, in Peterborough, Ontario. The Mount’s Chair Steve Kylie, Vice Chair John Martyn and Director of Strategic Advancement Andi van Koeverden share how a group of dreamers and volunteers transformed $25,000 in the Poverty Reduction Network’s bank account into a vibrant, 10 acre and $135,00 square foot community treasure focused on food security and affordable housing. Our guests share how the Mount came to be, and the innovative funding models used to acquire, convert and sustain it. Resources: The Mount Community [...]

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Impact Clarity, Podcast, Social Finance|
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